REGION — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced its winter photo contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square-mile watershed.
REGION — The Environmental Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship Program, an intensive leadership and skills training and provides the opportunity to learn and collaborate with regional and national networks. The deadline for applications is January 10.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 538 Emery Rd. will host cross-country skiing sessions for beginners throughout January. Dates will be Sunday, January 14 and Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and Sunday, January 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.
REGION — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) and its partners for a series of eagle-watching events all winter long, including guided bus tours and Eagle Day at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center at 583 Emery Rd. will help you participate in the National Audubon Society’s 118th annual Christmas Bird Count, the longest running citizen science survey in the world. It takes place on Monday, January 1 starting at 8 a.m.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Pike Trails and Waterways Alliance (WPTWA) has received a $40,000 matching grant from the state of Pennsylvania. The grant, announced by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, will help fund a feasibility study for a massive 15-mile project to build recreation trails from the Greater Honesdale area to Hawley.
WEST TRENTON, N.J. — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that Andy Smith’s “Rapids on the Mongaup in the Fall” entry was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Fall 2017 Photo Contest. Seventy photographs were submitted by 21 individuals for the contest.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station & Environmental Education Center will host a Deck the Halls Tour on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Take a hike to the Adirondack great camp, and enjoy hot cocoa at the Watres Lodge aterward.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 19 counties across Pennsylvania, including Pike County, can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily next year through the Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP Program.
Bryan Cope is open space coordinator for Northampton County, PA and the chair of the Scenic Wild Delaware River (SWDR) Stewardship Council. This is one of a series of columns focused on the SWDR Geotourism Project, one of only 23 geotourism programs created by National Geographic worldwide.